Police are investigating the death of a man who was hit by a freight train in the Town of Union.

The incident on the railroad tracks at the end of Valley Street in Endwell was reported at 11:40 a.m. Thursday.

According to New York State Police, a 47-year-old Endicott man was struck by the train. Investigators suspect no foul play.

In addition to state police, Broome County sheriff's deputies, the Endwell fire department and the Union Volunteer Emergency Squad were dispatched to the incident.

A coroner arrived at the railroad tracks under the Hooper Road bridge about an hour after a man was struck by a train. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

A Broome County coroner arrived at the scene around 12:45 p.m.

A train consisting of several freight cars was stopped just east of the Hooper Road bridge over the railroad tracks.

Two Norfolk Southern locomotives were part of the short train. In an email statement, a company spokeswoman said the local train was en route to the East Binghamton yard.

A Norfolk Southern train stopped on the tracks just north of the George F. Highway on October 15, 2020. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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